Jerusalem, Jerusalem District, Israel — The Middle East
— Archaeological Garden —
This is the most remarkable cave at this site, as it contains some of the most important archaeological finds in Jerusalem.
The plan of room on the right is rectangular, measuring 2.0 x 3.7 meters. Three raised burial benches are hewn into its walls. One of them is especially wide, and features a row of six headrests. A bone repository containing a particularly rich assemblage of finds was hewn under the bench. The assemblage consisted of more than 1,000 items, among them 263 intact pottery vessels and artifacts made of a variety of materials : metals, including silver and gold jewelry, rare glass vessels, and bone and ivory objects. Some of these items were rare and prestigious, attesting to the high social status of the deceased.
One particularly significant item is a silver coin that originated on the island of Kos. It is dated, apparently to the sixth century BCE, the era when coins first began to be minted. The objects are dated to three periods: the late First Temple period (the seventh and early sixth centuries BCE), the time of Babylonian rule and the time of the Return to Zion (the
Location. 31° 46.138′ N, 35° 13.535′ E. Marker is in Jerusalem, Jerusalem District. Marker can be reached from Sh.A. Nakhon Street just east of David Remez Street, on the right when traveling east. This marker is located in a small archaeological park, that is wedged in-between the backside of the Menachem Begin Heritage Center and the backside of the St Andrew's Scots Memorial Church, with a walkway entrance to the park off of the south side of Sh.A. Nakhon Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: ShA Nakhon Street 6, Jerusalem, Jerusalem District 94110-14, Israel. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Ketef Hinnom (here, next to this marker); The Priestly Blessing (a few steps from this marker); Tombs from the First Temple Period (within shouting distance of this marker); Mishkenot Sheananim (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Jaffa Gate (approx. 0.9 kilometers away); The Pool of Shiloah (Siloam) (approx. 0.9 kilometers away); The Water System (approx. 1.1 kilometers away); The Large Stone Structure (approx. 1.1 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jerusalem.
Regarding Cave 24. It should be noted that the artifacts recovered at this site, in particular the silver scroll amulets with the priestly
So because of this, when I visited the Israel Museum, I made a point of finding the display that showcased the silver scroll amulets, and put my youngest daughter beside the display, and took a picture.
In addition to having a display for the silver scroll amulets, right beside this display, the Israel Museum has a second display that is a reproduction of the First Temple Period, rock cut tomb, that was found at Ketef Hinnom.
Also see . . .
1. Menachem Begin Heritage Center. This is a link to information provided by Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. (Submitted on October 24, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.)
2. Ketef Hinnom. This is a link to information provided by Wikipedia. (Submitted on October 25, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.)
3. The Ketef Hinnom Archaeological Site in Jerusalem. This is a link to a link to a You Tube posting provided by AllAboutJerusalem. (Submitted on October 24, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on October 25, 2019. This page originally submitted on October 24, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 41 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on October 24, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. 8. submitted on October 25, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. 9, 10, 11, 12. submitted on October 24, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.